George Wallace Assailant to Leave Prison; AP Fails to Note Wallace Was Democrat

August 23rd, 2007 3:21 PM

Arthur Bremer, the man who on May 15, 1972, attempted to assassinate then-Gov. George Wallace (D-Ala.), is scheduled to be released from a Maryland correctional facility later this fall, the Associated Press reports.

In 1963, during his first term as Alabama's chief executive, the Democratic governor famously declared: "I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

While Wallace recanted his segregationist views years later, in May of 1972 he still espoused racist rhetoric during his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Even so, AP staff writer Ben Nuckols did not mention Wallace's party affiliation even once in his 512-word article.